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[Update] Recycling Heatsinker and Fans for a Raspberry Pi

It's known that hardware sometime is expensive and most of the time we buy things that we already own. That's why i'm writing this: i had 2 PC broken by a lightning and one that stopped working by itself for unknown reasons, but this was very very old, so yesterday i have dismantled these old PCs. Most of the pieces were old and not compatible with newer desktops except some hardware like heat sinkers ,fans and some cables. Most of the fans on desktops works from 0.5A to 0.1A at 12V so by knowing your hardware you can add them to your desktop.
While i was disassembling the last pc, i found 3 really useful fans and a great heat sinker for my Raspberry Pi:
This is the heat sinker

and the 3 fans.

Now the heat sinker can be added without needing any skills; you just need it and the thermal paste.
Fans: first you need to check how much current it will draw with 5V (it MUST draw less then 300mA on Rev. B and less then 500mA on Rev. A according with the Wiki page…